Thank you, Jimmy Carter

Among the eight New Jersey donors to the U.S. Senate campaign of Jack Carter in Nevada are Robert DelTufo and Anne Martindell. DelTufo, who contributed $2,000, was appointed U.S. Attorney by Carter’s father, President Jimmy Carter, in 1977; and Anne Clark Martindell, who was named U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand by Carter in 1977, gave $500. Carter won the Democratic nomination last night to challenge freshman GOP Senator John Ensign. DelTufo, whose late brother, Raymond DelTufo, had been President Dwight Eisenhower’s pick for U.S. Attorney in 1954, served as New Jersey’s federal prosecutor until 1980. He sought the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1985 (losing to then-Essex County Executive Peter Shapiro) and served as Attorney General of New Jersey under Governor James Florio from 1990 to 1994. Martindell’s late brother was Blair Clark, was a foreign correspondent for CBS News, Associate Publisher of the New York Post, and Editor of The Nation magazine. In 1968, he managed Eugene McCarthy’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Anne Martindell was elected to the New Jersey State Senate in 1973, defeating GOP incumbent William Schluter.

Thank you, Jimmy Carter